Smoke from scores of fires (marked in red) hangs over western Russia on the eastern side of the Ural Mountains, which run north-south through this scene. Dozens of additional fires are visible to the west of the mountains. The Volga River runs down the left half of the image. The <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite captured this image on October 4, 2003. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.